MOSCOW (Sputnik), Tommy Yang — An 85-year-old survivor in the subsequent atomic bombing of Nagasaki spoke to Sputnik about his experience in the US atomic bombing of Japan. © AP Photo / .S. Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell Japan to Mull Procuring Offensive Arms for First Time Since WWII Terumi Tanaka was on the second floor of a wooden house in Nagasaki, Japan, when bright white light all of a sudden surrounded him on August 9, 1945. Only a 13-year-old boy at the time, he tried to run downstairs as fast as he could, but was knocked unconscious by the following blast. When Tanaka regained conscious, he was under the cover of a large glass door, which miraculously did not break and saved his life. Tanaka's house was about 3.2 kilometers [2 miles] from the epicenter of the atomic bomb, codenamed “Fat Man,” dropped on Nagasaki by the US Air Force. Tanaka's family members, including two of his aunts who lived closer to the epicenter, were not as lucky as him. On the third day after the bombing, he walked past hundreds of corpses and seriously injured survivors, who were left unattended, trying to find out whether his relatives were safe. Tanaka eventually found out that five of his family members were killed in the devastating nuclear attack. He had to cremate his aunt's body in a field. “I will not stop thinking about this tragic and disastrous… Read full this story
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